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Early voting is underway in Arizona

July 8 marks the start of Early Voting for the August Primary Election.

Arizona fire departments see decrease in calls due to coronavirus

Municipal fire departments around the valley have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic since late February and the call volume has decreased inside some organizations, officials contend.

Scottsdale partners with ASU to address Sonoran Desert concerns

For the next three years, Arizona State University experts will work with Scottsdale to address ways to create a “cooler and more sustainable urban environment.”

Arizona adds over 100 deaths of COVID-19, new daily high

Arizona health officials have added over 100 deaths of COVID-19 to the state’s total, though nearly half of them are due to death certificate matching.

Assault at Scottsdale park could be hate crime

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information about an assault at a local park.

Scottsdale City Council allocates AZCares Fund amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly $30 million in federal funds have officially made their way through the municipal approval process, providing monetary assistance for Scottsdale community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. …
Mimi Rogers

Rogers: The crisis of the pandemic on individuals who have intellectual disabilities

COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, …

Crawford: Political shenanigans, misstatements of facts

I would like to set the record straight and defend myself and others against recent accusations and inferences made regarding …
Denny Brown

Brown: John Little is the right leader for Scottsdale

John Little is the right leader for right now. Governing requires understanding the responsibilities of all city departments …

Smith: Young Scottsdale voters weigh in

In an attempt to get younger voters more involved and informed in the City of Scottsdale, several groups (Scottsdale Rising Young …

Little: My commitment to education and the city

Dear Scottsdale educators and education advocates, There are many reasons to love Scottsdale. At the top of this list is our …

Caputi: Scottsdale needs to reach higher

The recent protests about systemic racism have brought national awareness and engagement to the issues of justice and equality for …

Lyles: Great job Phoenix for a great need in the city

This month, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an incredibly important new affordable housing initiative. With Phoenix …

Andres-Schneider: Korte’s vision, leadership elevate Scottsdale community

Amidst the turmoil and divisiveness that have plagued the first half of 2020, we have an opportunity to set a positive path for …

Janik: Does the City Council help developers at cost to the citizens?

The City Council offers a “bonus” or an incentive to developers to design and build in areas that the council considers blighted …

Dickman: Five reasons Gov. Ducey should issue an Executive Order for short-term rentals

Reason 1 As many of us have heard in the media, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have issued Executive Orders …
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting

Sufi Psychology Association provides mental health help to Abrazo workers

Nurses and other caregivers at Abrazo Health hospitals can take a respite from the challenges of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic with meditation videos on tablets donated by the Sufi Psychology Association.

Meet Your Neighbor: Hughes blends families and community interests

Scottsdale resident Stephanie Hughes is a working mom who finds time to work within her community and be involved with charitable organizations.

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale re-launches charity initiative

During these unprecedented times, Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is re-introducing a charitable initiative that will help Valley charities. Now under a new name, D.R.I.V.E, which stands for …
City Council

Scottsdale designates five programs for SRPMIC grants

Scottsdale is set to receive over $258,000 from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in tribal gaming grant funds.
City Council

Scottsdale to revamp Paiute Park splash pad

Paiute Park is on deck for a new splash pad.

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors’ Retail Advisory Group closed on the sale of 14870 N. Northsight Blvd. in Scottsdale for $3 million to Newbury Park Investments, LLC.

Leon Capital Group has selected McShane Construction Company to provide construction services for Kierland Apartments, a 202-unit luxury multifamily community on the Phoenix-Scottsdale city limit line.
Scottsdale Entertainment
Glacier Pool Coolers recently installed three pool chillers at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Scottsdale resort gets cooler pools

Arizona-based Glacier Pool Coolers continues to be a leader in swimming pool chilling systems and announced it has added three …

Seventh Annual Scottsdale 4th of July is sold out

The Seventh Annual Scottsdale Fourth of July, benefiting notMYkid, has sold out in time for families and friends to safely enjoy the …
July Fourth Fireworks begin at about 9 p.m. with a backdrop against the McDowell Mountains.

Freedom Fest 2020 at The Princess - Reimagined begins July 2

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will celebrate its 10th Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 2, culminating with a …
WestWorld of Scottsdale will host Pop Up Events live streaming UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11.

SLE to host Pop Up Events at WestWorld of Scottsdale

WestWorld of Scottsdale will be the venue for live streaming of UFC 251, Pop Up Events hosted by Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public …
Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to participate in DST’s annual summer camp to receive hands-on theatrical training in a non-competitive, fun environment.

DST hosts 2nd series of summer camp

After a successful first session earlier this month, Desert Stages Theatre will host the second session of its three-part Summer Camp …
Scottsdale artist Jason Napier’s bronze Jackrabbit statue called, “Weedeater” will be on the cover of Hidden in the Hills Artist Directory.

HITH names Scottsdale resident Napier for directory cover artist

Hidden in the Hills, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29, has chosen Jason Napier’s Whimsical Bronze …

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly …
Broadway Jukebox returns from July 10 to August 16 in the Mainstage venue of Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.

Broadway Jukebox opens at Fountain Hills Theater, July 10-Aug. 16

Broadway Jukebox --- the world’s first and only interactive Broadway musical --- returns from July 10 to Aug. 16 at Fountain Hills …
Chandler artist Mary Neubauer designed “Traceries,” a series of eight recycle/trash bins installed along the Scottsdale Waterfront in May.

Artist-designed recycle bins adds more color to Scottsdale Waterfront

A new artwork series called, “Traceries,” adds colorful and environmentally-friendly trash receptacles to the south bank of the …
Mavis Staples performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts shares season schedule

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts recently announced its season filled with performances featuring celebrated artists, local …
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